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Prof. T. Hikmet Karakoc
Anadolu University, Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Turkey

IJET 2017 Vol.9(2): 143-149 ISSN: 1793-8236
DOI: 10.7763/IJET.2017.V9.960

A New Document Sharing System Based on a Semantic Hierarchical Peer-to-Peer Network

Anis Ismail, Aziz Barbar, Mohammad Hajjar, and Mohamed Quafafou
Abstract—Peer-to-Peer (P2P) applications have been widely used in last years. A P2P application is usually used for sharing Music, Movies, Games, and other files. These applications work by permitting to a Peer to download files by assembling it from multiple sources on the network at the same time. In this paper, we present a new application that permits to share enriched scientific documents. We have developed a P2P application based on community architecture structured around Peers and Super-Peers. This application allows the sharing of references between researchers from different communities. The references are shared by researchers eventually augmented by annotations. Annotation allows a researcher to comment or give an opinion on a specific reference. This application was applied at the Lebanese University (IUT, Sidon) to allow instructors to share their annotations, comments, and other information.

Index Terms—Peer-to-peer, scientific documents, annotations, communities.

Anis Ismail and Mohammad Hajjar are with the Lebanese University, University Institute of Technology, Sidon, Lebanon (e-mail anismaiil@ul.edu.lb, m_hajjar@ul.edu.lb).
Aziz Barbar is with the American University of Science and Technology, Beirut, Lebanon (e-mail: abarbar@aust.edu.lb).
Mohamed Quafafou is with LSIS, Domaine Universitaire de Saint-Jérôme, Avenue Escadrille Normandie-Niemen, 13397 Marseille (e-mail mohamed.quafafou@univ-amu.fr).

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Cite: Anis Ismail, Aziz Barbar, Mohammad Hajjar, and Mohamed Quafafou, "A New Document Sharing System Based on a Semantic Hierarchical Peer-to-Peer Network," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 143-149, 2017.

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